Paphiopedilum philippinense var aureum

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musa

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That is a beauty! It seems to be quite compact as well.
 

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It is very compact! Like dianthum I’ve only seen 2 flowers per stem, but that could also be cultural as I am a windowsill grower. The max leaf span is 15” and it’s been in a 3.5” pot for several years.
 

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It's a beauty! Congrats!

Gruß has the albinistic form as 'alboflavum' (white-yellow), which seems to make a lot of sense!

Kind regards,
Jens
 

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I’ve been told these are tricky, even in the greenhouse. I brought one home and almost killed it before it finished blooming on a windowsill. I think overwatering... It was in Orchiata 4” aircone. The seller told me to water once a week. Things don’t dry as quickly in my home. For over a year it’s been in a controlled environment grow room under lights. Looks awful (leaves sort of chartreuse) and hasn’t grown any new shoots. I popped it out of pot and it had one good root, so it’s now in a 2.5” pot (aircone/Orchiata) and still just sitting there after 8 weeks. Any suggestions. It was a $100 Plant, hate to lose it. It had 4 flowers on one fan when I bought it.
 

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I let my phillie regular form dry out before watering and it puts out new growths and roots, others will say different
 

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I’d say this is the most robust plant in my small collection. And like Troy it dries out between waterings. It’s planted in Paph and Phrag Imperial Orchid mix from Repotme. I add some small charcoal, perlite, and tiny granite chips to the mix.
It is in an east facing window and I do not use supplemental lighting. I only use distilled water when watering or feeding. I only have a few plants so I can get away with this water source. Hope this is helpful...
 

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I’d say this is the most robust plant in my small collection. And like Troy it dries out between waterings. It’s planted in Paph and Phrag Imperial Orchid mix from Repotme. I add some small charcoal, perlite, and tiny granite chips to the mix.
It is in an east facing window and I do not use supplemental lighting. I only use distilled water when watering or feeding. I only have a few plants so I can get away with this water source. Hope this is helpful...
Thanks, I strongly suspected overwatering was an issue but this tells me it’s not also low light. Very helpful.
 

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